A Lively Community, A New App, An Interesting Podcast
The Active Amputee aims to inspire, inform and engage people with a limb difference as well as their families, prosthetists, medical personal and people from the prosthetic industry. As you all know I am great believer in the power of communities and in the value of connecting people - both locally and in person as well as globally through the world wide web. And so I was very excited when I recently discovered something new. Something I would like to bring to your attention. This something is a new community called Prothesengemeinschaft (which roughly translates into Community of Prostheses - a word play which works far better in German than it does in English. But I guess you get what it’s all about!). The core piece of this new community is an app and the shakers and makers behind it run a weekly podcast.
What Does Prothesengemeinschaft Offer?
The group brings together people with limb differences, prosthetists, doctors, physiotherapists and representatives from the industry. It provides a platform for people to engage on all kinds of amputee-related topics, find inspiration, learn about the latest from the research and development front and get involved in a variety of special events.
Here is what the Prothesengemeinschaft says about itself.
- Together we rise and shine: Life with a prosthesis almost always starts with a setback, a life-changing event. Almost all amputees know this and have come this way. Together we share our experiences and support each other in our journey.
- Together we stand strong: A life with prostheses does not have to be a life with limitations. Together we exchange experiences, share tips and tricks and provide information on how you can enjoy your life to the full with a prosthesis.
- Together we move forward: The field of orthopaedics is constantly changing. Technical advances and innovations are regular news from the research and development departments. Together we want to use these innovations, shape our industry and enable people with a limb difference to live an amazing life.
The App And The Podcast
The app (the link is on the page from the Prothesengemeinschaft) facilitates a lively exchange among amputees and within the wider community. People ask concrete questions and get direct advice from others. People share their life hacks, organizations provide information about services special events and other amputee-related topics. The podcasts - a weekly show, running between 20 and 45 minutes - offers more in-depth information. In recent weeks it featured world class athlete, a travel agency focussing on traveling with a disability and various charities that support people after limb loss.
While I only installed the app a few days ago and only listened to two episodes so far, I think this is new service is worth checking out. Go, give it a try. And let me know what you think.
Post by Bjoern Eser, the creator of The Active Amputee.
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